Thankful for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special time of year.  This Thanksgiving, take a few minutes with your child to talk about the meaning of Thanksgiving and how they can share and celebrate this season with others.

1.  Read a book about Thanksgiving.  We love the book Thanks for Thanksgiving.  This book can be easily adapted for any age.  The pictures are lovely and are great to talk about with your child.

2.  Sharing Thanks.  Take time to talk about what each person is thankful for.  For younger children, they can draw a picture of the people they love and share it with that special person.  Older children can write a special note to the people they care about.

3.  Giving to Others.  As a family, take some time to volunteer to serve others.  This could be donating at a church program or making a meal to take to a neighbor.  Go through your clothes and toys and make a trip to The Salvation Army or Goodwill.  Children can donate toys to children in need through a local preschool, daycare or non-profit that works with children.

Talking about the meaning of Thanksgiving, sharing and giving to others will make a huge impact on your child.  As Cicero once said, “a thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.”
 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Now It’s Your Turn:  What traditions does your family have to celebrate  Thanksgiving?

 

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